Purdue Boilermakers

The School

President Abraham Lincoln signs the Morrill Land Grant Act in 1862 and in 1865 the Indiana General Assembly votes to build an educational institution of higher learning. In 1874 classes open with six instructors and 39 students. 13 years later the "black and gold" play their first football game.

The Mascot

Thanks to the engineering school the students acquired many nicknames: rail splitters, blacksmiths, foundry molders, even pumpkin shuckers. Jokes pervaded the football team recruited from the rail yards. In 1891, Purdue beat Wabash 44-0. A write-up in the Daily Argus-News read, "Wabash Snowed Completely Under by the Burly Boiler Makers from Purdue."

At A Glance

Last Game

Next Game

Ryan Walters
640-598-48
8
1
Nov 25, 2023
Indiana
35-31 W
Ross-Ade Stadium
Aug 31, 2024
Indiana State
Unknown

Season Summary

Season Record Week 1
Rank (AP)
Final Rank
(AP/CFP)
Conf
Champs
Nat
Champs
2023 4-8
2022 8-6
2021 9-4
2020 2-4
2019 4-8
2018 6-7
2017 7-6
2016 3-9
2015 2-10
2014 3-9
2013 1-11
2012 6-7
2011 7-6
2010 4-8
2009 5-7
2008 4-8
2007 8-5
2006 8-6
2005 5-6 #13
2004 7-5
2003 9-4 #16 #12/-
2002 7-6
2001 6-6
2000 8-4
1999 7-5
1998 9-4
1997 9-3
1996 3-8
1995 4-6
1994 4-5
1993 1-10
1992 4-7
1991 4-7
1990 2-9
1989 3-8
1988 4-7
1987 3-7
1986 3-8
1985 5-6
1984 7-5
1983 3-7
1982 3-8
1981 5-6
1980 9-3
1979 10-2
1978 9-2
1977 5-6
1976 5-6
1975 4-7
1974 4-6
1973 5-6
1972 6-5
1971 3-7
1970 4-6
1969 8-2 #18 #17/-
1968 8-2 #1 #12/-
1967 8-2
1966 9-2
1965 7-2
1964 6-3
1963 5-4
1962 4-4
1961 6-3
1960 4-4
1959 5-2
1958 6-1
1957 5-4
1956 3-4
1955 5-3
1954 5-3
1953 2-7
1952 4-3
1951 5-4
1950 2-7
1949 4-5
1948 3-6
1947 5-4
1946 2-6
1945 7-3
1944 5-5
1943 9-0
1942 1-8
1941 2-5
1940 2-6
1939 3-3
1938 5-1
1937 4-3
1936 5-2
1935 4-4
1934 5-3
1933 6-1
1932 7-0
1931 9-1
1930 6-2
1929 8-0
1928 5-2
1927 6-2
1926 5-2
1925 3-4
1924 5-2
1923 2-5
1922 1-5
1921 1-6
1920 2-5
1919 2-4
1918 3-3
1917 3-4
1916 2-4
1915 3-3
1914 5-2
1913 4-1
1912 4-2
1911 3-4
1910 1-5
1909 2-5
1908 4-3
1907 0-5
1906 0-5
1905 6-1
1904 9-3
1903 4-2
1902 7-2
1901 4-4
1900 4-4
1899 4-4
1898 3-3
1897 5-3
1896 4-2
1895 4-3
1894 9-1
1893 5-2
1892 8-0
1891 4-0
1890 3-3
1889 2-1
1887 0-1
Team
The Team. The Team. The Team.